Disney World and Disneyland Are Raising Prices Once Again (Video)
Prices are going up by several dollars.
The Happiest Place on Earth just got a little more expensive.
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, are raising ticket prices by several dollars starting Sunday. The new prices still reflect the amusement parks' ticketing policies that reflect popular visiting hours, with value-priced tickets, regular tickets and peak-priced tickets.
At Disney World, prices for "value" days increased to $109 for adults and $103 for children — a $2 uptick — and prices for tickets during regular days increased to $119 for adults and $113 for children — a $4 increase, according to the Associated Press. Peak season tickets increased by $5, up to $129 for adults and $123 for children.
At Disneyland, "peak" single-day tickets increased by $11 to $135, regular-priced days increased $7 to $117, and value-day ticket prices did not increase from $97.
The price increases — which also impacted other Disney properties like Epcot, annual pass prices and parking prices — come amid an effort to spread out park attendance to lessen crowds and shorten wait times for lines.
“We know how important making memories at Disney theme parks is to families and we will continue to evolve our pricing in a way that gives families a range of options to meet their budget and helps better spread attendance throughout the year so they can make the most of every visit,” Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger told the Orlando Sentinel in a statement.
Disney has a number of different ticket options at their parks, including annual passes, two-to-five day passes and state-specific passes that benefit state residents in California and Florida.
The price increases were expected as the company typically announces them each February. While some of the ticket price increases this year are minimal, depending on your party and your ticket package, it could cost a lot more, as Travel + Leisure explored last year when Disney raised its prices. Still, there are a number of ways you can save money on your Disney trips, including planning your vacation around the amusement parks' value days.